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Our Mission

The mission of Bags of Fun Kansas City is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who are faced with fighting cancer and other long-term childhood diseases.


Our Story

Bags of Fun Kansas City has delivered over 1,700 bags to children fighting life threatening conditions, and to think it all started with a house party and a pancake breakfast 11 years ago.

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Bags of Fun Kansas City 10 Plus Years Anniversary Logo

Bags of Fun KC is celebrating 10+ years of bringing joy, laughter, and relief to children in Kansas and Missouri.  Thank you to our donors, corporate sponsors, and friends for their ongoing support!

Bags of Fun Locations Include Denver Colorado, Omaha Nebraska, Kansas City Missouri, California, Texas, Indiana

11,000

Bags Given Across the Country

70%

of participants have utilized the items in the Bag of Fun to engage a patient during an encounter.

94%

of participants agree that engaging in play with the patient alleviated stress as a medical provider.

83%

of participants agree that items in the Bag distracted the child so that medical procedures/tasks could be administered in a more positive way.

88%

have patients that have received a Bag of Fun.

PLAY

The best distraction there is.

JOY

The best medicine around.

HOPE

A naturopathic healer.

BAGS OF FUN HISTORY - Delivering joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition. SEPTEMBER 2004: Gabby Krause Foundation Established. MAY 2005: First BAG OF FUN Delivered in Colorado. AUGUST 2007: Expanded to kidney patients in Colorado. DECEMBER 2008: Expanded to Indianapolis. JANUARY 2011: Expanded to Kansas & Missouri. JANUARY 2012: Expanded to Epilepsy patients in Colorado. JANUARY 2015: Expanded to Nuero Rehab, Cardiac Surgery & GI patients in Colorado. OCTOBER 2019: 10,000th BAG OF FUN Delivered Nationwide. JANUARY 2020: Expanded to Nebraska. MAY 2020: Expanded to include Mental Health Bags in Colorado. JUNE 2022 - Gabby's Dream Fund Established.